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Bing hijacks my home page

  1. #21


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    medab, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to that!!! from what i'm being told, i cant open the group policy editor because it's only available for win 8 pro? I am running standard windows 8 that came preloaded on this dell I 15 3520 laptop...
    Have you tried RUN---- gpedit.msc to see if you have it ?

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    Hello Medab,

    Group Policy is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    medab, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to that!!! from what i'm being told, i cant open the group policy editor because it's only available for win 8 pro? I am running standard windows 8 that came preloaded on this dell I 15 3520 laptop...
    Have you tried RUN---- gpedit.msc to see if you have it ?

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    Hello Medab,

    Group Policy is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.
    Belonging to a group like this is good.
    One can learn & one can help.

    You reckon this could be green checked as solved now?
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  3. #23


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    belonging to this group has been incredibly helpful, but this has not been solved...as brink mentioned, gpedit is only for pro and enterprise editions and I do not have either
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    belonging to this group has been incredibly helpful, but this has not been solved...as brink mentioned, gpedit is only for pro and enterprise editions and I do not have either
    That's not a problem. Please see my post at the link below for an alternative option for doing this.


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  5. #25


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    belonging to this group has been incredibly helpful, but this has not been solved...as brink mentioned, gpedit is only for pro and enterprise editions and I do not have either
    I thought using the Registry was the fix for those without Group policy editor.
    Hence the solved comment.

    I checked in my Registry.
    GPE does what you can do manually editing the Registry.
    see picture---

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 07 Jan 2013 at 20:23. Reason: added picture
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  6. #26


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I have followed your steps and successfully edited the registy...My main concern is that is for IE, but I use a chrome product (comodo dragon built on chromium) I will report back tomorrow after a nightly shutdown and restart...thank you to everyone for their willingness to help...this is my 1st time being an active member in a forum and it has definitely been a postive experience
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  7. #27


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    Glad we could help. Please let us know how it went, and if you have any further questions.
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  8. #28


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    morning. unfortunately that did not work...I have some more variables to add. the specifics may be too much for random forum readers, but I will list them anyway...the 1st place I connect to the internet each day is a hospital cafe. as soon as I connect, their service launches my default browser (comodo dragon) and send me to their usage agreement page. once I hit agree button, it is supposed to open my homepage (yahoo), but it opens bing instead. I know it isnt something with their router or system because I used my old laptop (running win XP ) here yesterday and it opened yahoo...any other thoughts?
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  9. #29


    I used CCleaner to stop Bing from launching every time I launched IE10. Now I'm using Chrome instead of IE10.
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  10. #30


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I've been using ccleaner for years...how did you "use" it to stop bing?
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